When Diana moved to Heritage Woods, she kept to herself until our nursing team realized her medication dosage was off. A call to Diana’s doctor changed everything. Now, Diana is the chairperson for our resident council, a member of our bell choir and a regular at our exercise classes. She loves sharing her light with the world.

Nationally Recognized

Heritage Woods of Charleston was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2020 Bronze Quality Awards. Bronze award status recognizers providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement. 



For Raymond, Heritage Woods of Charleston has been a second chance. He rebounded from a few health scares and found our community – a place where he has the assistance he needs to thrive, pursue his passions and maintain his independence.




The community, which is designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence, is located east of Mattoon between the Champaign and Urbana area and Effingham.

Heritage Woods opened in April 2011 and is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of affordable assisted living in Illinois.

The building was developed on property adjacent to Cougill Senior Living Apartments, which is also owned by Yost Management.

A Wonderful Alternative

Heritage Woods of Charleston provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home.

Residents have the opportunity to:

  • Live in a private apartment. Each of the apartments features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and emergency alert system.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

Our two-story building houses 68 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, and emergency response system. Community areas include an activity room, beauty/barber shop, convenience store, dining room, exercise room, library, patio and television lounge.

The emphasis at Heritage Woods of Charleston is on providing residents with the dignity they deserve and on helping each resident maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity

Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages Heritage Woods, is a mission-driven company based in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The company has made a commitment to Touching Lives by providing Dignified Lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of Love, Compassion and Dignity with a diversity statement of intentionally co-creating a culture of belonging and equity

Gardant is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 10th largest provider of assisted living in the nation.

To arrange a visit or to obtain more information about Heritage Woods of Charleston, call 217-345-4900.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.